If you are like most people, you have lots of insurance on yourself – health insurance, life insurance, car insurance, homeowner’s insurance, etc. And, if you are like a lot of businesses, you, unfortunately, have very little in the way of technology insurance. Business interruption and data loss are two of the very worst things that can happen to an organization, so why is it that so little thought is put into protecting against these awful possibilities?
A great deal of time and money goes into the design, deployment, and support of your IT environment. But if backup and disaster recovery hasn’t been at the forefront of your planning, you may find yourself wishing you had directed more attention to scenarios you previously thought “would never happen to me.”
You may be thinking, “We have a backup system, so we’re good.” You may be right, but …
- When was the last time your IT staff performed a file restore?
- When was the last time a full system restore was performed?
- Are you backing up only files or also full system applications?
- Is your backup on premises or does it feature off-site service?
- What is the failure-to-recovery-time for your organization?
- If you lost power to your facility, how long could you operate?
- If your phone system failed, what’s your backup plan?
- If your office was unusable, how would your operations continue?
These are just a few of the questions that are posed and addressed in a well-designed Business Continuity and Disaster Planning strategy. So if you’re ready to get started on planning Business Continuity for your organization, please complete the form on this page. One of our team members will be in touch with you shortly to discuss how best to get started!